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Ed Owen in Manchester


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    Dithering hampers eco-towns says FarrellSubscription

    24 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The government's troubled eco-towns initiative received a further knock yesterday, as architect Sir Terry Farrell labelled them a 'distraction' from the real issues of climate change.

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    More money needed for flood defences, admits BennSubscription

    23 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Environment secretary Hillary Benn yesterday admitted the Government needed to spend more on flood defences, but added that it was inevitable that some properties in flood prone and coastal areas would have to be abandoned.

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    London 2012: Private funding impossible for Olympic village, says ArmittSubscription

    23 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chairman John Armitt yesterday admitted it was virtually impossible to attract private funding for the London 2012 athletes' village.

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    Bristol and Bath to bid for TIFSubscription

    22 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Bristol City Council yesterday confirmed it is to submit a joint bid with three other local authorities, including Bath, for Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) money to ease congestion in the two cities.